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CBS Evening News With Russ Mitchell

News/Business. Russ Mitchell. The latest world and national news. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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Detroit 8, U.s. 7, United States 6, London 5, Cynthia Bowers 3, Cbs 3, Britain 2, The City 2, Elizabeth Palmer 2, Afghanistan 2, Chicago 2, Rupert 2, Texas 2, New York 2, Loretta Reynolds 1, Parris 1, Harry Potter 1, Karzai 1, Torya Blanchard 1, Alex Morgan 1,
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  CBS    CBS Evening News With Russ Mitchell    News/Business. Russ Mitchell. The latest  
   world and national news. New. (CC) (Stereo)  

    July 17, 2011
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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tonight, scorched earth, the intense heat gripping the heart of the country is heeding east. cynthia bowers will offer the triple digit details. another high level arrest and the reservation of britain's top cop as the phone hacking scandal intensifies. elizabeth palmer in london tracks the fast braining developments. moving to motown. dean reynolds takes us to a detroit neighborhood with years of decline and attracting young people. and top of the world, women's soccer has a new champion tonight. theny captures the showdown between the u.s. and japan captioning sponsored by cbs
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this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: good evening. it is relentless, dangerous and gripping the country. a major heat wave this weekend has prompted officials in 17 states to issue heat warnings and advisories. take a look at the temperature map of the nation today. you'll find several large areas of 90's and a patch that saw high's above 100 degrees. two hot weather-related deaths have been reported and forecasters say it's expected to spread over the next few days. cynthia bowers begins our coverage. >> advisory remains in reif he can through this evening along interstate 35. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the governor called for a state wide day of prior in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city have been 90 or more. there's one day below 100 so far this month and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer's searing heat is setting new standards. this month alone, high temperature records have been tied or broken over 800 times.
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a half dozen cities not only broke records for a particular day, but set all time highs since records have been kept. >> never in my life have i seen it this dry. >> reporter: extremely dry weather have been blamed on fires already burned 5 million acres in the southwest so far this summer. is it the driest start of the year he ever to new mexico. the drought monitor released showed 29% of the country in drought. 12% in the country in exceptional drought, the largest extent on report. three quarters of texas is in that exceptional drought. 40% of oklahoma as well. a 10% rise in just one week. which means tough times for plants and animals. >> it's a tough year. i mean for all crops involved, you know, there will probably be some producers that don't survive for another year. >> reporter: conshelter in texas has been overrun with
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young deers rescued because the mothers can't feed their young. >> the mothers don't have food to eat. if they don't have food to eat they can't produce milk. >> reporter: the latest heat wave here in chicago which began today and continues throughout the week is marked by high humidity making 94 here well over 100. it makes it more difficult for the body to cool itself down and it's more dangerous. >> mitchell: cynthia bowers in chicago. thank you. for more on the heat wave and what we can expect, let's go to meteorologist jeff at our miami station wfor. jeff it is summertime and hot out there. any reason in particular why this heat wave is hitting so many spots. >> we just have a really big area of high pressure. a big ridge as we call it which keeps expanding across the united states. in fact during the day today a huge chunk of the upper mid west is under excessive heat warning for field-lime temperatures around 110 to 115 degrees.
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>> mitchell: let's look down the road. what can we expect. >> towards the end of the week all the heat is moving eastern towards the eastern seaboard. cities like new york, philadelphia and d.c. will have temperatures feeling up to 110. that's the end of the week. the good news is we're going to finally break this heat wave across much of the nation in about 7-10 days from now and that's great news for everyone. >> mitchell: yes, it is great news. thanks a lot. >> you're welcome. >> mitchell: there is more fallout this evening from the news of the world's hacking scandal. today two stunning developments, rebekah brooks the former editor was arrested and head of london's police force resigned. liz butt armer in london -- liz butt palmer -- elizabeth in palmer has the answer. >> reporter: she went to answer questions and when she arrived she was arrested.
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anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery at the news of the world. brooks' arrest came as a surprise. this was a shock. >> i informed the palace, the secretary and the mayor as my intention to resign as comirgs of public service. >> reporter: the head of london's police force resigned. not because police personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former news of the world editor neal wallis was you a rested in connection with it. when this exploded two weeks ago nobody dreamed how many powerful people will be dragged in and down. in the u.s., less -- les hinton resigned on friday. he may fay questions about what he knew in britain in 2007.
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then there are the murdochs themselves, rupert, the tycoon head of news throughout the world's largest media conglomerate after disney. his son and heir apparent james who is now known to authorize payments to victims of phone hacking, although he says he didn't have the complete picture at the time and regrets what he did. >> how would one put it politely. if the boat is still sinking -- >> -- >> reporter: both rupert and his son james will appear before a parliamentary committee this monday. >> mitchell: is there any reason to believe they could be arrested as well. >> reporter: the committee next week is purely political so no there won't be any arrests coming out of that but there are two police criminal investigations just gearing up with lots of evidence to comb through. some of it said to be e-mails from inside the company so i
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don't think anybody can predict where this thing is going to lead. >> mitchell: elizabeth palmer in london, thanks. casey anthony walked out of jail 12 days after acquitted from murdering her two year old daughter. her daughters say she received an e-mail definite threat on friday. just after midnight an suv carried her past onlookers to an undisclosed location. with the deadline drawing closer, congress is gearing up for a crucial week in the national debt ceiling talks. edwin johnson tells us multiple proposals breaking the deadlock are now in play. >> while there's no shortage of ideas, a debt limit deal that could actually pass remains illusive. >> there are things that both sides are talking about doing that are very dramatic. there's still time to get something done. >> reporter: jacob blue says president obama still wants to go big, raise the debt ceiling,
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cut deficits by more than $4 trillion over the next decade and increase taxes on the wealthy. house republicans have their own plan. cut, cap and balance. >> the cut, cap and balance plan, the house will vote on next week is the solid plan for moving forward. >> reporter: they want immediate cuts, an aggressive cap on future spending and constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. senate democrats say the proposal has no chance. >> we don't need an amendment. we basically need to accept the responsibility to do this job and to lead. >> reporter: the only flicker of bipartisanship is the so called plan b which republicans center mitch mcconnell is working on with democratic senate majority leader harry reid. plan b with enable president obama to raise the debt ceiling incrementally on his own. it may also through $1.5 trillion in spending cuts far from enough for most republicans. >> the mcdonald plan is --
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mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. >> reporter: today on face the nation another idea. the most ambitious yet from republican senator tom coburn. >> we have $the 9 trillion retrievable. pick half of them that will solve our problem. >> reporter: there has been activity in progress behind the scenes but nobody seems to know what a final deal could look like. the deadline for raising the debt ceiling remains august 2nd, just 16 days away. cbs news the whitehouse. >> mitchell: set to nominate richard cordray. republicans are setting ready to block his non-nation. later, a new day for parris island marines. with a woman in command for the first time. the u.s. and japan face their moment of truth in the women's world cup finals and
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20-something is a jump start detroit. those stories when the cbs evening news continues.
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>> mitchell: 405 as closed for partial demolition of the bridge. they failed to create the predicted grid lock. in fact it was over hours ahead of schedule. experts have long looked at the industry of detroit. the city lost most of its population since 1950 leaving whole neighborhoods virtually abandoned. but now dean reynolds tells us there are early signs of a motor city renaissance. >> reporter: it is sadly familiar. detroit as the ram shackle wreck the place of decline and dez illusion. it's a tough image to shake but come closer and listen. the motor in motown is humming. >> i think detroit is like that
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where you want to go and create your own opportunity here. i think this is kind of unique and you can do it very affordably from the ground up. >> reporter: margarita barry is among the wave that is shaking up the downtown here reclaimanting a difficult many had given up for dead. >> a lot of stuff going on over here. >> reporter: while the city's population has shrunk over the last decade detroit has experienced a 59% increase in college educated residents under 35. kristin tale butt works for quit and loan, the lending giant which moved its headquarters downtown from the suburbs. >> there was so much going on down here, it was more of a reason to come down to the city and explore more things. >> reporter: we talked with matt cullen a coe of an affiliate company of quicken on the firm's office basketball court. >> this is not a polyannish kind of perspective. we know there are things we need to fix and we're working to do
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those. >> reporter: dan is coworker of the high tech start up. >> the city is like a hidden gem. you don't really now until you get down here there are so many positive things going on. >> reporter: along with wayne state university and detroit institute of art, there's now a website. imyoung detroit that directs you to new book stores, clothing boutiques, affordable new apartments and even the creperie run by torya blanchard. >> i called up the lady and she said it was available. so i just rented it. i think my deposit was a thousand dollars. >> reporter: old timers like mary gabes who lives through the bad times are catching the optimism. >> i'm really hopeful that detroiting going -- is going to come back. >> reporter: it's a long road but at least in the right direction. dean reynolds, cbs news detroit. >> mitchell: j.k. ruffling might consider writing another harry potter story when she says
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this number. the eighth and final series made $169 million for the first weekend the biggest open thing in hollywood history. it beat the dark knight by more than $10 million. meeting with the first woman to command the marines at parris island. that story is next. is and emphy.
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president how long owe chaw rhesus arrived to remove a tumor nearly a month ago. he returned to cuba for comoarp. in afghanistan another blow to the rule of president karzai today. they gunned down his most appreciate -- precious aide. karzai's half brother was assassinated early last week. in eastern afghanistan, nato helicopter air strike today hit a school where insurgencents were said to have gathered. at least 10 insurgencents were killed. there were no youngsters in school at the time. remember the marine corps advertised it was looking for a
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few good men. well times have changed and today marines are recruiting women as well. this seems to be no limb as to how high as they can go. this is tonight's sunday cover with a new commanding officer with a legendary marine corps post. >> reporter: this is parris island, south carolina. and the sign makes clear on the way in, here is where they make the marines. and now, this marine factory has a new form. >> what i'd ask you to do is -- >> or for a woman, brigadier general loretta reynolds. >> when you found out you were getting this post, what was your first reaction. >> there were times now that i wake up in the morning and say am i really here, am i really here at parris island. >> reporter: general reynolds took command of parris island on june 17th and she's already made history as the first woman to lead the marine recruiting depot
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here. it's a distinction she acknowledges but won't dwell on. >> am i trail blazers here at the depot? yes, i'm the first female. it's one for the history books and we're all going to move on. >> reporter: reynolds is one of two female generals now active in the marine corps. at six feet tall she cuts an impressive and potentially imposing figure. but it's her stature as a leader that's earned her respect. a 19 86 gradual and former basketball player at the naval academy she's the first female marine to hold a command position in a battle zone when she did when she was stationed in of gang stan. -- afghanistan. now she'll create them as well. >> at the end of the day we push them to be more than they could be. >> reporter: this is a tough place. as the july sun based parris island, we joined general reynolds as she observed her first crucible, a 54-hour test
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of strength, endurance and teamwork that each recruit must pats before being called a united states marine. give me an idea how tough it is to become a marine. >>ists the hardest we can make it and we have to make it hard because our nation expects the united states marine corps to be its 911 force to always be ready, to always duty right thing. >> reporter: parris island graduates 20,000 marines every year. male recruits from east of the mississippi and all female recruits come here. >> it's an honor, it's a blessing. it's a tremendous responsibility and i'm going to work hard every day to good care of this depot and the marines here. >> general reynolds says one of the best parts of her job seeing first hand young men and women go from fresh recruits to young marines. up next the women's world cup showdown. >> mitchell: finally this
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sunday when the final ball was kicked at the women's world cup of soccer tonight, the heavily favored united states suffered a heart breaking loss for its
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record third championship. but for the winners of japan it was an uplifting and badly needed boost. >> reporter: they were a team of destiny, these japanese women, a surprise run to their first world cup final in the same year their country was brought to its knees. devastated by an earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 15,000. some of them friends of these players. never had the japanese women beaten the united states. >> japan and the united states played 25 times and the u.s. never lost. there were 23 ties. that's a track record the u.s. women wanted to look at in terms of we know how to beat these guys. >> reporter: from the opening the americans did dominate, attack after attack, shot after shot but no luck. three balls hit most and bounded away. the first half ended scoreless. 11 year old willa watching in
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manhattan was anxious. >> i wish they had scored. >> reporter: midway through the second half, the u.s. finally did. 22-year-old alex morgan, the youngest player on the team look a long patch from megan, dribbled skillfully past the japanese depender and fired the ball in the corner of the net. >> it's more exciting because everyone sports men's sports everywhere and now we have the women and all over the nation everyone's for team usa. >> reporter: president obama and his wife and daughter watched intently at the whitehouse as the resill yebt japanese squad tied the game 20 minutes later. the game went to over time 1-1. >> i also excited, i also proud of the u.s. women. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton couldn't watch, sheriffs in greece but daughter chelsea was there. both team stop scorers traded goals in over time.
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abbey wall bat for the united states. it was 2-2 after 120 minute of skin lating soccer. it came back to penalty kicks like it was when americans raised the cup in california. at this time no magic. the women missed it. japan took the shoot out, 3-1. the first time the nation has won the women's world cup. the u.s. gets another chance in four years. cbs news, new york. >> mitchell: so close, a real nail biter. this is the cbs evening news. later on cbs, 6 on -- 60 minutes. i'm russ mitchell. bob shaffer will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org a
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